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Can CBD Boost your Immune System?

These days, everyone wants in on the incredible benefits of CBD – but at the same time, thanks to CBD’s exploding popularity, there are also plenty of companies and individuals who misrepresent CBD as a glorious cure-all. This can harm consumers and leave a bad mark on the industry as a whole. Luckily, the future for CBD does seem bright. We at Sun State Hemp make it a point to use independent lab-testing in all our products, and look to well-researched, verified scientific studies from reputable sources when it comes to CBD and the role it can play in our daily lives. So for those folks who might be wondering, can CBD boost my immune system, read on!

What actually is CBD?

Quick brush up on CBD first: CBD is a cannabinoid, a naturally-occurring chemical compound sourced from plants of the Cannabis genus. The two main plants of this plant family are hemp and marijuana, and the two most well-known cannabinoids are THC and CBD. CBD, unlike THC, has no psychoactive effects, meaning it won’t get you ‘high’. By interacting with the body’s natural Endocannabinoid System (or ECS), CBD can play a major part in the wellbeing of your body. The Endocannabinoid System essentially helps regulate a variety of your body’s functions, including mood, sleep cycle, cell growth, and you guessed it – the immune system. But how does CBD assist your body’s natural immune system?

CBD is an immunomodulator, and has anti-inflammatory properties

Cannabidiol, along with other cannabinoids, has shown plenty of anti-inflammatory properties as well as being an immunomodulator. This study, published in Future Medical Chemistry back in 2009, already details the immunomodulating and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD, among other cannabinoids. 

What makes an anti-inflammatory response so important? An inflammatory response by the body’s immune system is key to fighting off infections, but those same inflammatory responses also can have unpleasant effects in their own right. Toning down the inflammatory response can mean reducing a lot of unwanted effects, with CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties shown in this 2016 study published in the European Journal of Pain. A smooth way to take advantage of CBD is through our easy-to-use, highly versatile CBD Tinctures. They’re one of the simplest ways to include CBD in your day-to-day routine so you can get the boost you want.

CBD can sooth feelings of anxiety and improve sleep, allowing for overall recovery and immune-boosting effects 

When we think of boosting our immune system, many of us turn to vitamins and prescriptions, but basic wellness – eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise – is just as important. But did you know getting plenty of sleep was also beneficial for the immune system? This study published in 2019 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine shows how sleep can boost your body’s immune system through improving T cell response. 

So what does that mean for CBD’s role? CBD has shown many naturally soothing qualities, included for both pain management as well as improving sleep. This 2019 Study studied CBD’s effects on sleep and anxiety, offering impressive potential benefits for restfulness among other stress-related issues. We recommend our Calm CBD Bath Bomb for a soak in the tub that will leave you feeling relaxed and your skin refreshed. If you’re looking to keep up with your daily vitamins as well as your much-needed sleep, look no further than our CBD Multivitamin Mix for a tasty, nutritious CBD treat. 

CBD has shown anti-microbial properties 

CBD has anecdotally had many positive traits and qualities associated with it, but one of it’s most promising is its antimicrobial properties. This 2008 study, published in the Journal of Natural Products, shows cannabidiol (among other cannabinoids like cannabinol) has impressive activity against some strains of MRSA. Considering it infected nearly 120,000 people in the United States alone in 2017, this study should be seen as a game-changer for CBD in terms of its path forward to acceptance as part of people’s wellness routines. And if you’re looking for taking better care of your overall wellbeing, our delicious Apple Cider Vinegar + CBD gummies are a must-have. Apple Cider Vinegar is equipped with a host of natural benefits for your digestive system that you can take advantage of every morning.

Be sure to consult your doctor

CBD has shown numerous potentially beneficial properties, and it’s worth determining how it can be part of your daily wellness routine. We do want to stress that you should consult your doctor or licensed physician before embarking on a regimen of CBD. They’ll be the right person to guide you forward as to your specific needs and how cannabidiol can be a part of your wellbeing. Right now is exactly the time to be looking into how you can keep on top of your health and wellness.

As you can see, CBD has a lot going for it when it comes to giving your immune system a ‘boost’! When it comes to purchasing CBD, we at Sun State Hemp are proud to help be a part of your efforts to care for your wellbeing. From relaxing additions to your morning hygiene routine to a delicious CBD snack at the end of the day, CBD can be a seamless integration nearly anywhere in your life. Our products are produced in GMP-certified facilities, using American-grown and manufactured hemp, and each one comes with an independent lab-testing report you can access freely on our website. For more information on CBD, check out our FAQs sections here!

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